I am seven days post L5-S1 microdiscectomy. I am new to the board and have read many of the members experiences witch have been a tremendous help.
I had a herniated disc with scatica in my right leg. Conservative treatments did not help, so my doc suggested the surgery.
My right leg is in more pain now than before the surgery, it is really disappointing and scary. From my left waist wrapping around to my right bum and down the leg is painful, numb and I limp just to get around.
Is this the nerves healing? I have read so many posts saying their leg pain was gone almost immediately.
I have an appointment this Friday and hope to find out more. Still on 10-325 percecet every three hours and Flexeril every 8 hours, I was hoping to reduce the medication, but have not been able to due to the pain.
Any one had the pain worsen? Any comments appreciated.